Note that it takes some time for scholarly criticism to be published, so for more recent books and films you may need to rely on more popular or immediate reviews, which may not be indexed in the more scholarly databases. You may also want to find more immediate or popular responses to long-published books and films by using the historical databases that provide access to 19th and earlier 20th century publications.
The advanced search option in most databases allows one to limit the search to reviews as a publication type.
Books may be identified and located in several ways:
Use the FindIt@MU button or the Find a Specific Book link to locate a book if you know the title. Searching by the exact title is best. The ISBN does not always match.
Use the request buttons to request delivery of materials to MU. Within Missouri, this usually takes a couple of days. From out of state, it can take a week or more. If you need only a specific chapter or pages of a book, put in an interlibrary loan request noting specifically what you need. We can usually have a pdf of a portion of a book delivered in about 48 hours.